Skyline Drive-in

285 Old Youngstown Road,
New Castle, PA 16116

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 12, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Just uploaded an aerial from 1958

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 30, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I remember the revolving light from the airport too. I always thought it added to the ambiance of the drive in.

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 30, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Riley’s Fun Spot was the place you were refering to. It had a driving range, batting cages, miniture golf, and an ice cream stand. Unfortunately it is now gone too. It was a lot of fun in it’s day. There was even a bowling alley that was right there next to the drive in. That too is gone. It burnt down. Very sorry to see it all go.

Bernies67
Bernies67 on August 29, 2012 at 6:26 am

I’m sad to see that there aren’t more comments here, I was so thrilled to see the listing and fondly remember the drive in as a “HIGH-SCHOOL” FUN SPOT on weekends with friends! I do remember the problematic revolving airport beacon. reading that comment put a smile on my face.Thank you!

femmeshui
femmeshui on February 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm

The address closest to the site of the Drive-In that registers on Google Maps is 285 Old Youngstown Road, Edinburg, PA

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm

No, I live down in Pittsburgh, but I still visit New Castle often because I have lots of family there.

Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on August 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Orange bug: do you still live in the New Castle area?

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 12, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Nice to see that someone other than just me remembers the Super Castle! It would be great if anyone had a photo of the screen that had the turrets on each side.

Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on August 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm

The Skyline was a pretty bare-bones operation compared to the nicer Super Castle nearby.
The screen tower was on a direct sight line with the New Castle Airport a couple miles away. The revolving searchlight at the airport was a challenge while watching the movies…if you were actually watching the movies :–) I’m confident that I am not alone with my memories of romantic pursuits, which were part of the “right of passage” for teenagers in the 50’s and 60’s at drive-in theatres.

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on July 26, 2010 at 11:25 am

I have some good photos of what’s left of the drive in. I’ll post them as soon as CT starts accepting photos again

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 31, 2009 at 11:25 am

Many drive-ins didn’t have a numbered address. They used a P.O. Box number to receive mail. So it wouldn’t surprise me if 1707 Audley Avenue was the address of the owner/operator of the Skyline Drive-in.

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 30, 2009 at 12:27 pm

1707 Audley Ave. might be where the owner lived, but the drive in definitely was not there. I grew up a few blocks from that address, and it is all residential. The Skyline was on Old Youngstown Rd. right near New Castle Airport.

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Just visited what is left of the drive in. The only things left are the concession stand and the projection building. Both are in a severe state of decay. The projection building has no roof and practically no walls. Both projectors are still there. One is laying on it’s side, the other is still facing to where the screen was.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 27, 2009 at 8:41 pm

The Skyline Drive-in is listed in the 1980 IMPA with a capacity for 400 cars. Operator at that time was Cinemette. The address given is 1707 Audley Avenue.

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm

It was on Old Youngstown Rd. In an area called Parkstown. That area had everything fun to do. It had the drive in, a bowilng alley, go carts, a roller rink, a nature park and a place called Riley’s Fun Spot. Riley’s had miniture golf, a driving range, batting cages, and an ice cream shop. This was definitely the place to be when I was growing up.